Mental Health Virtual Resource Fair


The eighth annual Mental Health Resource Fair has gone virtual! The EACC is helping you take control of your mental health during this time of social distancing by offering you an online introduction to mental health and human service agencies from UAB and the Birmingham area. Explore the community services and resources below to learn more about available program offerings. New resources will be added throughout the month of October so check this page often.

UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine


The UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine encourages healing through the arts. The first of its kind in Alabama, AIM provides engaging arts opportunities to patients, caregivers, and even clinical staff to enhance their physical environment through creative bedside interaction, art exhibits, and performances in common spaces.


Resources


Contact

uabmedicine.org/arts or alysstephens.org/connect/arts-in-medicine

205-975-8275

Hand in Paw


Hand in Paw's professionally-trained volunteers and their animals help improve people's day to day lives in many facilities throughout North Central Alabama. Hand in Paw focuses on 4 main program areas: health, education, violence prevention, and trauma and grief response. In the wake of COVID-19, Hand in Paw has been providing virtual visits.


Resources


Contact

handinpaw.org

205-322-5144

PIRC


The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located in the Emergency Department at Children’s of Alabama, is a free, confidential phone response center which helps caregivers navigate the mental health care center and provide appropriate resources in their communities.


Resources


Contact

childrensal.org/pirc

205-638-7472

Pastoral Care

UAB Pastoral Care provides emotional and spiritual support for patients, families and employees whether at home, in the hospital, or in outpatient clinics. Our team of chaplains are available in UAB Hospital 24/7 to patients, family members and employees. Ask any nurse to page the chaplain on call.


Resources


Contact

uabpastoralcare.org

205-934-4254

DSS

UAB Disability Support Services works with students with disabilities who are eligible under the ADA and section 504 to determine reasonable accommodations for their classes, programs and activities at UAB. The primary goal of DSS is to ensure an accessible university environment through collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and community agencies. DSS provides institution-wide advisement, consultation and training on disability-related topics which include legal and regulatory compliance and universal design.


Resources


Contact

uab.edu/dss

205-934-4205 (TDD)

Alabama Suicide Prevention & Resources Coalition

Alabama Suicide Prevention & Resources Coalition offers QPR training for all audiences. QPR teaches people how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in others, persuade them to get help and refer them to appropriate resources. Suicide prevention is everyone's business, and anyone can become a certified QPR Gatekeeper.


Resources


Contact

asparc.org

205-677-6116

Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.


Contact

bham-al-anon.com

205-322-1500

Employee Emergency Assistance Program

When employees experience a loss of income due to a medical situation or has a spouse of loved one that has a medical condition that causes loss of income in the household and/or a financial hardship, or a loss due to a natural disaster, or fleeing domestic violence, they are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the UAB Benevolent Fund's Employee Emergency Assistance Program.


Resources


Contact

uab.edu/benfund/support/eeap

205-322-5144

Oasis Counseling for Women & Children

Oasis Counseling provides individual counseling for women and adolescent girls, play therapy for all genders ages 3-12, dialectical behavioral therapy, child-parent relationship therapy, couple and family therapy, groups, outreach and education.


Resources


Contact

oasiscounseling.org

205-933-0338

Wellness

UAB Employee Wellness provides resources and opportunities to help employees live well — from a dynamic schedule of wellness programs and initiatives, to online health programs that empower employees to live well both in and out of the workplace. UAB Employee Wellness strives to cultivate, innovate and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of UAB employees with a focus on five major areas: tobacco cessation, nutrition, physical activity & recreation, prevention & health management and wellbeing.


Resources


Contact

uab.edu/wellness

205-996-7343

Alzheimer's of Central Alabama

Alzheimer's of Central Alabama offers telephone counseling, webinars and other forms of education for families caring for a loved one at home. Programs include Project Lifesave Bracelets, in-home care on a limited basis and continence products delivery.


Resources


Contact

alzca.org

205-871-7970

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services supports students in achieving personal, academic, and lifelong goals by providing individual and group mental health services, prevention and outreach programming, crisis and emergency support, and consultation services. Student Counseling Services advocates for safe and inclusive learning environments in the university community.


Resources


Contact

uab.edu/students/counseling

205-934-5816

Addiction Recovery

The UAB Medicine Addiction Recovery Program offers an individualized approach to the assessment and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. Services include inpatient detox and outpatient treatment for adults and their families.


Resources


Contact

UAB Medicine Website

205-975-7350

Addiction Prevention Coaltion


The Addiction Prevention Coalition (APC) is a non-profit community resource that aims to eliminate addiction in Central Alabama. Through our in-school prevention programs, educational events, and our collection of support services, APC aims to be a convener of organizations united to prevent addiction and relapse.


Resources


Contact

apcbham.org

205-874-8498

Office of Psychiatric Clinical Research


The Office of Psychiatric Clinical Research provides clinical research opportunities for those experiencing mental health concerns such as Major Depressive Disorder, Treatment Resistant Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and trauma. We also see healthy participants who participate in our studies as healthy controls. We have both treatment studies and non-treatment studies available for participants.


Resources


Contact

UAB School of Medicine Website

205-934-2484

AWARE

The AWARE Program provides advocacy for retention and recruitment of individuals with disabilities and veterans at UAB; retention and other support services for UAB employees with impairments or mental conditions impacting their employment; diverse recruitment efforts targeting individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Resources


Contact

uab.edu/aware

205-975-9973 (TTY)

Ombudsperson's Office

The University Ombudsperson's Office is a confidential, neutral, informed and independent service for the UAB community to provide conflict resolution and reduction options.


Contact

uab.edu/ombuds

205-934-7230

Nami Birmingham

NAMI Birmingham is an affiliate of the nation’s leading advocacy organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with mental illness through education, advocacy, research and support.


Contact

namibirmingham.org

205-821-4567

Mitchell's Place

The comprehensive autism center and preschool offers psychological services, psychiatry services, ABA therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, reverse inclusion preschool and school consultations.


Contact

mitchells-place.com

205-957-0294

Children's Aid Society

Children's Aid Society of Alabama provides counseling services for adoptive families or any member of the adoptive triad (adults who were adopted, adoptive parent, birth parent). Programs include CAS Adoption Support for adults who were adopted and birth parents, EPIC Parenting instruction course, Family Partners in-home counseling, Project Independence for young mothers, and more.


Contact

childrensaid.org

205-251-7148

JeffCo Senior Services

The mission of the Senior Services Division of Community Services and Workforce Development is to provide health and education awareness, transportation services and other resources to enhance the lives of senior citizens throughout Jefferson County.


Contact

Website

205-325-5761

American Art Therapy Association

Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.


Contact

arttherapy.org